Protecting your computer from viruses!

Dear Tech Guy,

I purchased a new computer a several moths ago and my free anti-virus just expired. The anti-virus program was not bad but i do not know if i want to pay for it. Is there a good free anti-virus out there that you might recommend?

This is a very good question. Protecting your computer is always something to consider in this day in age. There are tons of free ant-virus software programs out there for you use.   Below are a few that we like and recommend.   Please keep in mind that these programs will not be able to catch everything that is out there but they do a pretty good job. A couple to consider are:

Virus Software

avg AVG Free – AVG Free is an anti-virus program that is free for individual use.  It is fully functional and works better than most subscription based programs.

Housecall Housecall – Housecall is an online scanner from Trendmicro.  It is free to use and usefull if you have a virus preventing you from installing AVG Free.

Kaspersky Kaspersky – Kaspersky is a downloadable virus program.  While not free it is one of the better ones out there.

Spyware Software

SpybotSpybot S & D – Spybot Search and Destory is a free spyware removal program.  Spyware is software that tracks and generates ads within your computer.

Ad-AwareAd-Aware – Ad-Aware is similar to Spybot, but with an emphasis on ad based spyware.  It is free for use or has a subsription based package.

SpywareBlasterSpyware Blaster – Spyware Blaster is also a free spyware removal program.

As always, if you have a question or want to discuss different option please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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